Could Israeli-Palestinian cooperation around Coronavirus be extended beyond the realm of public health? Could it bring about much needed rapprochement? Could it, at the very least, put Israeli annexation plans on hold?
Noa Shusterman, the Israel-Palestinian Research Program Coordinator at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) explores these questions.
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Jabob Magid covers the West Bank for the Times of Israel. In this episode he talks about how Israel and the Palestinian Authority cooperate in the fight against the Coronavirus, about COVID-19 infection among West Bank settlers, and about the possible impact of the epidemic on Israeli government plans to annex parts of the West Bank.
Daoud Kuttab's aricle: How coronavirus outbreak has boosted Palestinian-Israeli cooperation
This episode features a new report by Israel’s Peace Now movement, reviewing Israel’s West Bank settlement activity in 2019.
Presenting the report is Brian Reeves, Peace Now’s director of external relations. Brian is an American Israeli, residing in Tel Aviv. He is an expert on settlement activity.
A link to the report: https://peacenow.org.il/en/settlement-construction-report-2019
APN’s “From Creeping to Leaping” annexation report: https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=27412#.XnPETahKiUk
This episode is based on a live recording of a March 6th 2020 talk with Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan of the Parents Circle. The two are the protagonists of Apeirogon, the new novel, by Colum McCann.
Rami and Bassam lost their daughters to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and both made the decision to harness their bereavement to the cause of Israeli-Palestinian peace.
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An edited version of APN's March 3, 2020 briefing call with strategic affairs analyst Yossi Alpher.
A conversation with Yadin Kaufmann, an Israeli technology investor, social entrepreneur and writer. A veteran venture capitalist, Kaufmann works to stimulate a Palestinian high-tech industry.